Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Written on Jul, 26, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

This month, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, BlueMetal Architects was named “U.S. Windows Accelerate MAAP Execution Excellence Partner of the Year for 2013.” The Microsoft Application Acceleration Program (MAAP) supports Microsoft’s customers who are interested in building custom line-of-business or business-to-consumer Windows 8 applications.  The program provides funding assistance to help customers be among the first to develop Windows 8 …

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Written on Jul, 23, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Modern Applications and the Maturing of Microsoft SharePoint This is a summary of a more detailed article on Bob German’s VantagePoint blog. In its youth, Microsoft (like other microcomputer software vendors of the time) thought little about isolating applications and controlling what they could do. Applications under Microsoft’s MS-DOS and early versions of Windows (as well as early versions of …

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Written on Jul, 09, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

We’re thrilled to announce that we have attained National Systems Integrator (NSI) status in Microsoft Corporation’s U.S. Partner Group.  The NSI designation was established for elite Microsoft partners to elevate their marketing and delivery strategies across multiple geographic and product segments.  This status, which places us in a group of only 35 partners in the U.S.,  recognizes our leadership in the key workloads …

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Written on Jul, 02, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] Recently at the //Build/ Conference Microsoft showed off the development environment for Windows 8.1.  In less than a year Microsoft has rev’ed Visual Studio.  For Windows 8, Microsoft tried to provide project templates that got you heading in the right direction.  If you did File-> New Project and you chose the Grid App template you got a …

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Written on Jul, 01, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Introduction The goal of Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) is for Business Users to answer their own questions without having to rely on the IT department.  Most organizations have an active self-service BI initiative which usually starts with the selection of a Self-Service BI platform.  The hope is that all Business Users can create their own charts, reports and analytics from …

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